Henderson Family, 1931. Henderson Family Papers and Photographs, 2007.0004, Detre Library & Archives at the History Center.

Irish Genealogy Workshop

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Heinz History Center
$40 for general registration and $30 for members | Register
Presented in partnership with the Westmoreland Historical Society

Add to Calendar03/17/2020 09:00 AM03/17/2020 04:30 PMAmerica/New_YorkIrish Genealogy WorkshopIrish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast are back for the sixth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop featuring new topics and a robust networking session for connecting with fellow attendees and local genealogical societies. Heinz History CenterHeinz History Center and Westmoreland Historical SocietyfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast are back for the sixth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop featuring new topics and a robust networking session for connecting with fellow attendees and local genealogical societies.

This in-depth, day-long workshop will explore new insights into a myriad of historic records and electronic resources to advance your genealogical research in Ireland.

Presentations this year include:

  • Irish Genealogical Essentials- the Best Websites for Getting Started with Your Family Research
  • Census Substitutes for the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century
  • Getting the Most Out of Griffith’s Valuation
  • The Ulster Plantation and Sources for Finding Seventeenth Century Families in Ireland (not just Ulster)
  • Early Nineteenth-Century Land Records: Tithe Applotment Books, Tithe Defaulters, Freeholders’ Registers, First/Townland Valuation

Free access to subscription-based genealogy websites will also be available at computer stations throughout the day.

Along with experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation, representatives from the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives, the Westmoreland Historical Society and other local genealogical societies will also be on hand to share best practices and tips with visitors and fellow researchers.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend a special curator-led tour of the History Center’s Irish American Collection on display within the museum’s fourth floor Special Collections Gallery.

This workshop is offered in partnership with the Westmoreland Historical Society, which preserves and interprets the history of Westmoreland County.

Registration & Admission

Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Admission is $30 for History Center members and Westmoreland Historical Society members and $40 for non-members. If you are a Heinz History Center or Westmoreland Historical Society member, please enter the membership code MEMBER in the Promo Code box to receive the membership discount.

Box lunches are available for an additional $10.95.

Please register online.

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To request special accommodations or for more information, contact Sierra Green at 412-454-6361 or sgreen@heinzhistorycenter.org.

About the Ulster Historical Foundation

The Ulster Historical Foundation is one of Ireland’s foremost genealogy research organizations and publishing houses. Since 2004, the Foundation has devised a series of ground breaking online historical and genealogical resources, which have helped to transform the availability of Irish records for family historians at home and abroad.

Fintan Mullan is Executive Director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, where he pioneered the online births, deaths and marriages online record system for Antrim and Down. This led to the creation of the Irish Family History Foundation’s unique database of over 20 million Irish historical records- making it the most useful online genealogical resource for Irish research. Gillian Hunt is Research Officer with the Foundation. As well as managing the genealogy side of the Foundation’s work, Gillian carries out research for clients and is a hugely experienced user of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the General Register Office.